The ROC has not yet formed a position on the Ekaterinburg remains

© RIA Novosti / Sergey Pathiterator in photovacation of Moscow and all Russia Kirill conducts Liturgy in the Cathedral of Christ the Savior in his birthday. Archival photoThe ROC has not yet formed a position on the Ekaterinburg remains© RIA Novosti / Sergey Pathiterator the image Bank

The Russian Orthodox Church has not yet formulated its position on the «Yekaterinburg remains» members of the Imperial family, said on Monday the Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill at the conference «the murder of the Royal family: a new assessment and materials. Discussion.»

«The Church has not yet formed a position on the research results. The position of the Russian Orthodox Church regarding the Ekaterinburg remains will be formed, in particular, in the context of the bishops ‘ councils and the Holy Synod,» — said the Patriarch.

According to him, he himself has «some tough questions» that he wanted to ask the experts participating in examinations and present at the conference.

The last Russian Emperor Nicholas II and his family were shot in the summer of 1918 in Ekaterinburg. In 2000, the Russian Church canonized Nicholas II and his family canonized, after the opening of the graves near Ekaterinburg remains of members of the Imperial family were buried in the tomb of the Peter and Paul Cathedral in St. Petersburg. In the fall of 2015 the investigators resumed the investigation of the death of members of the Romanov dynasty. Currently also conducted the examination associated with the authentication found in 2007 remains possible, Tsarevich Alexei and Grand Duchess Maria.

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